Lil Nas X is pretty much invisible to me. Old Town Road is probably the biggest song ever and I’ve only heard it in memes and like, NBA playoff commercials. So when he released his new track ‘Montero’, there was zero part of me that wanted to hear.
In fact, I still have yet to hear a single second of it, however, the music video appears to have people losing their shit and clutching their bibles as Lil Nas X gives Satan a lap dance. Now, it’s a music video so I don’t believe it is the actual devil but again, I have not watched yet.
He also dropped some sneakers to go with the whole devil theme thing he’s going for.
MSCHF x Lil Nas X “Satan Shoes” 🏹
👟Nike Air Max ’97
🩸Contains 60cc ink and 1 drop of human blood
🗡️666 Pairs, individually numbered
🗓️March 29th, 2021 pic.twitter.com/XUMA9TKGSX
— SAINT (@saint) March 26, 2021
Here’s a description of the shoe:
Launching as a limited-edition “drop” of 666 pairs, each shoe’s air bubble sole contains 60 cubic centimeters (2.03 fluid ounces) of red ink and “one drop” of human blood, according to MSCHF. They are priced at $1,018 a pair, a reference to the Bible passage Luke 10:18 that reads: “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”
A MSCHF spokesperson said the blood had been provided by members of the art collective, adding: “We love to sacrifice for our art.” The group also confirmed to CNN that Nike was “not involved in this in any capacity.”
I’m not a Lil Nas X fan and the last pair of sneakers I purchased cost $22 so clearly none of this is for me and that’s fine. Most things aren’t.
But people are FURIOUS.
Blood in the sneakers? This…this is devil worship!! *whispers* the shoes currently on your feet were created by an 8 year old in the Far East at the end of his 20 hour shift I promise you there is human blood in all of your footwear, dummy.
Here’s conservative South Dakota special needs governor, Kristi Noem, coming out against an exclusive $1,000 sneaker that quite literally zero people in South Dakota will ever see in person because God or something.
Our kids are being told that this kind of product is, not only okay, it’s “exclusive.” But do you know what’s more exclusive? Their God-given eternal soul.
We are in a fight for the soul of our nation. We need to fight hard. And we need to fight smart. We have to win. https://t.co/m1k1YWFpuo
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) March 28, 2021
Here’s rapper Joyner Lucas who is famous for a song addressing racism in which he gives both sides of prejudice. Thank you, Joyner, for giving racists the voice and perspective they deserve. Oh, he also has a song with Eminem called “What if I was gay?’. What if…
I think the biggest problem for me is the fact he dont understand “old town road” is every kids anthem. Children love him for that record. They tuned in and subscribed to his channels. So with no disclaimer he just dropped some left field ish & all our kids seen it. Smh
— Joyner Lucas (@JoynerLucas) March 28, 2021
Gun Girl also had a back and forth but I won’t share her tweets on my website. Essentially she went full racist and asked Lil Nas X if he had a dad. Lil Nas X said that he’s going to bang Gun Girl’s dad. Gun Girl immediately played victim and said that Lil Nas X threatened to rape her father.
Just the least important discourse in the history of history.
We just went through this with Meg Thee Stallion’s hit ‘Wet Ass Pussy’ that led to conservative weirdo, Ben Shapiro, logged onto Twitter to tell us all that his doctor wife told him wet vaginas were a sign of an infection which actually meant that Ben Shapiro cannot get his wife wet and to make him feel better she lied. Aw.
But we all know what’s happening here.
This has nothing to do with protecting our children. If you’re concerned about your child seeing Lil Nas X twerk on Satan then you will never believe what’s in his iPhone search history or what he and his friends talk about on the bus to school.
This isn’t about Christianity or whatever. The devil doesn’t suddenly take over the Earth if more people are exposed to his likeness. He’s not like, anxiously waiting to rip the planet but cannot do so until he trends on Twitter.
The only group that conservatives hate more than black people are gay people. Lil Nas X checks off both boxes of hate. All pop music is about sex but the one that Cardi B and Meg made is suddenly the end of our society.
The shitty heavy metal bands that these right-wing assholes grew up listening based their entire identities on being devil-worshipping losers. That generation all survived without ripping their own skin off.
It’s almost as if people are pretending to be devout Christians in order to shield their racism and homophobia. That would be a first for them.